Mediation Panel

Subject: Name:Court Contact: Last Updated:
Profiles Blackman, Lee ADR Program Office, 213-894-299304/06/2018



Name:Blackman, Lee
Address:In California: 4416 Catlin Circle, Unit B, Carpinteria CA 93013. In Arizona, 9750 E. Spring Hill Place, Tucson, AZ 85749
Available to Mediate in these Counties:Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Orange, San Diego, Ventura
FAX:please use email
E-Mail Address:
California State Bar Number:65228
Firm Name:Blackman ADR Services
Areas of Expertise
(willing to mediate cases in these areas):
* Alternative Dispute Resolution * Business/Commercial Litigation * Civil Rights * Copyright/Trademark * Employment/Discrimination Wrongful Termination * Environment * Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith * Products Liability * Professional Negligence* Securities
Experience:Before devoting his work time to mediation and arbitration, rather than litigation, Mr. Blackman’s was a litigation partner with McDermott, Will & Emery and Kadison, Pfaelzer, Woodard Quinn & Rossi. His trial and appellate practice included a diverse and sophisticated array of substantive areas, including trademark, copyright, invasion of privacy, unfair competition, securities laws (including class actions), civil rights (including use of force, voting rights, and free speech matters), environmental law matters (including CERCLA, RCRA, and NEPA), airports and air carriers, health care (including medical staff discipline disputes), real estate development, products liability, and professional negligence cases (involving lawyers, engineers, and accountants). Mr. Blackman has lectured and written for litigation-related and mediation audiences.
Work History for the Past Five Years: Mr. Blackman is the Principal of Blackman ADR Services, a mediation and dispute resolution service focused on litigated cases. Its mission is to make mediation with a skilled, experienced, responsive, and creative neutral inexpensive, easy to arrange, and procedurally simple.
Education:- Bachelor of Arts, Social Science and Communications, University of Southern California (1973)
- Juris Doctor, University of Southern California (1975)
Dispute Resolution Training:Los Angeles County Bar Association Center for Civic Mediation: Basic and Advanced courses. Regular continuing education presentations on mediation, cross-cultural mediation, current and emerging best practices, and other practice topics.
Dispute Resolution Experience:Mr. Blackman has mediated hundreds of litigated cases for parties in both state and federal court. His private mediation practice focuses of the mediation of litigated business and personal disputes, with a focus on trademark, trade name, copyright, unfair competition, products liability, civil rights, health care, real estate, and environmental matters. In addition to mediating for the United States District Court for the Central District of California, he has mediated for the Los Angeles Superior Court. He has acted frequently as a Temporary Judge for the Los Angeles Superior Court and acts as a mediator and arbitrator of lawyer-client fee disputes for the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Attorney-Client Mediation and Arbitration Service Committee. His full background and details of Blackman ADR Services are available at
Professional Licenses:Admitted to law practice in California (1975), Arizona (2008), and Hawaii (2005).
Professional Memberships:Current Vice-Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Attorney-Client Mediation and Arbitration Service; Los Angeles County Bar Association; Arizona State Bar; Hawaii State Bar; former member of the Board of Directors of the Southern California Mediation Association.
Other:Public Service: Recipient of the Benjamin Aranda Public Service Award for work on behalf of the Civic Mediation Project of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Publications: Mediating Law Partnership Disputes Concerning Compensation – It’s A Lot About Attitude (; Ten Pillars For Lawyers Preparing To Mediate The Litigated Case (; What You Need To Know About the "Knew or Should Have Known" Standard In Medicare and Medicaid False Claims Proceedings: Lessons From Recent Cases and A Current Investigation, ABA Health Law Litigation Newsletter No. 2 (1995); Voting Rights Litigation for the Uninitiated – Evaluating Challenges to At Large Elections Systems: A Practical Guide, 32 Muni. Atty. 118 (Sept./Dec. 1991); The Environmental Impacts of Municipal Airports: A Subject of Federal Mandate?, 53 J. Air L. & Com. 375 (1988).